Cherry Blossom Spring Mantel

Detail of a spring mantel

Spring is heralded by the appearance of flowers, singing of birds, and greening of everything.  While it isn’t quite Spring-time I am beyond ready for a little bit of growth.  To celebrate the coming season change I worked on creating faux cherry blossoms and branches from old maple limbs and hand-dyed crepe paper. The tutorial … Read more

How to Make Elegant Tassels From Tissue Paper

Elegant Tissue Paper Tassels

I spotted some tissue paper, tasseled garland on Pinterest and immediately wanted to make some for myself.  It was pretty plain, just some twists hung together.  But something about the fluttery colored tissue looked so good.  I started thinking about how it would be nice to replicate the tassels but make them more elegant, more … Read more